Appalachian Trail ... Hiking the Maryland Challenge ... Woods South of Washington Monument

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Appalachian Trail passing through a pine grovet

Just south of the Washington Monument State Park, after crossing the road out of the park, there is a light and airy pine (Genus Pinus) grove, which provides a comfortable and open change from the usual "green tunnel" you see on much of the trail. Pines include many different species, and I just can't remember what kind of pines they were, I just remember how peaceful that pine grove felt.

Usual view of Appalachian Trail with white blaze

Soon, however, I was out of the pine grove and back to the "green tunnel," which of course has a charm of its own, but can seem a bit repetitive after a while.

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